Update for the newest…: New blood in the form of Sony Jared Leto-fronted Morbius topped the world box office this weekend with one $ 84 million debut while Paramount Sonic The Hedgehog 2 fell into a blossom $ 25.5 million starts with its first 31 offshore markets. Warner Bros. / DC also has something to say Batman exceeded $ 700 million worldwide.
Started with Sony directed by Daniel Espinosa in Marvel’s deeper cannon, Morbius sank his canines $ 44.9 million in 62 international ticket markets. This is slightly higher than expected coming in the session and is at the top of the comp. Birds Of Prey by 10% in like-for-like at current prices (it is 10% down Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings). Morbius raised $ 5.5 million on IMAX worldwide, including $ 2.5 million from overseas screens.
They were No. 1 in 42 of their debut markets, while Sonic came to No. 1 in several where there was overlap. Morbius is a story about a dark character playing like a vampire movie and a story in which Sony kept its budget low at around $ 75 million before P&A.
The Top 5 bows were at United Kingdom ($ 4.2 million), Mexico ($ 3.8 million / + 45% is Sang-Chi). France ($ 3.3 million / + 34% against Birds Of Prey), The Middle East ($ 2.7 million) and Korea ($ 2.6 million / + 36% against Birds Of Prey). The Netherlands and Hong Kong are next, while the traffic in China has not been determined yet. This market is incredibly soft right now in the midst of extensive movie closures (Sony’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is released today, grossing about $ 2 million so far, though the Qingming Festival is underway this week).
In front of its home arch, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 It started early with a fast pace at about 50% of the film’s footprint abroad. Paramount is excited about the results, which are 2% above the original 2020 movie in like-for-like. The increases were strong at the weekend with very positive word of mouth and No. 1 in key markets such as United Kingdom ($ 6.4 million / 651 sites), France ($ 5.7 million / 675), Australia ($ 2.8 million / 289), Spain ($ 2.2 million / 339) and Germany ($ 2.1 million / 553). Sweden, the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Belgium, New Zealand, Slovakia and South Africa also saw number one starts.
Based on the Sega video game franchise, the sequel, directed by Jeff Fowler, screened pre-release events for families, the press and influencers to drive early word of mouth. Paramount has also taken advantage of its parent company’s global multi-market synergy integration with Nickelodeon and in an effort to expand beyond the family audience to teens and young adult players, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia have made a living. Twitch streaming with local influencers.
The film is expected to be released in Mexico, Brazil, Italy and Japan, among others.
The school holidays are starting this week in many markets that should provide a long queue for Sonic and should also benefit Morbiuseven when offers expand with Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore is expected to start playing in some markets this week.
Also from Warner Bros., Batman exceeded $ 700 million this session, landing at $ 710.5 million worldwide after an extra $ 13.4 million from 76 offshore markets. The international cume is $ 361.5 million and reservations were strong in the fifth context in some key markets, such as Germany (-6%), France (-27%), Italy (-28%) and the United Kingdom (-29%). The latter leads in all games with $ 50.2 million.
Universal / DreamWorks Animation’s The Evil Ones bet new big companies this weekend including United Kingdom where the debut was $ 3.1 million at No. 3 and according to Charm. In Australiathe gang made the best pandemic cartoon opening with $ 1.7 million (the film is based on the books by Australian author Aaron Blabey). Spain continues to lead the game with $ 4.5 million to date. Overall, the framework was $ 10.5 million from 41 markets with a drop of 35%. International prosperity is now $ 28.8 million with France, China, Korea and Japan still ahead as well as the domestic ones.
We’re still waiting for confirmed figures for the SS Rajamouli epic RRRalthough it is understandable that it has exceeded $ 100 million worldwide.